The Presidential Commission on Election Administration was appointed by Obama in 2013 to assess how to “improve the voting experience in America.” The Commission released its report and recommendations on January 22, 2014.
The Brennan Center supports safeguards for voters and standards for election administration at the federal level — including a national effort to modernize voter registration. This includes the Voter Empowerment Act of 2013, which aims to bring our antiquated voter registration system into 21st century and provide other needed reforms.
The Brennan Center has conducted extensive research regarding voter roll management and opportunities to modernize voter registration for over a decade. This research has resulted in the organization’s signature proposal: voter registration modernization.
The Brennan Center works closely with its federal, state, and local allies to modernize voter registration. This page includes all advocacy and campaign-related materials that can be useful for partners seeking to upgrade registration.